Weekend Web Wandering – March 7, 2015

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Today is cold but sunny and clear. My kids are experiencing the glimmers of hope that maybe winter will finally move on and spring will come. I hope it’s that way for you today too, but just in case you’re stuck inside, I have some thought provoking and just for fun links for you:


  • NYC Elementary School to Kids: No More Homework – Go Play! from Free Range Kids. May their tribe increase. (But it probably won’t and parents are a big reason why. Some of the parents from this school are already panicking that their kids will “fall behind” if they don’t have homework.”)
  • Keeping Journals: 5 Ways Your Kids Can Start Now by Alysa Bajenaru for The Art of Simple. My kids have a few of these type journals going already but I think they’d enjoy adding the others.
  • A Weird Way to Beat Writer’s Block by Marcy McKay at The Write Practice. “Write anyway.” (Don’t worry, there’s more to her advice than that. But that’s the quote I wrote down for myself.)
  • Of Tolkien, Fairytales, and the Gift of Hope by Siobhan Maloney at The Rabbit Room. “We need, more than ever before, stories that truly confirm for us that we can rely on something beyond ourselves, on the definitive, final victory of Good over Evil. Because only the truth of such a victory lends any purpose, meaning, or hope to the defeats that we experience inevitably in our daily lives.” It’s somewhat lengthy, but please, read it all.



My husband took this picture on our anniversary trip to the UK. However many towers it might have, it sure is a gorgeous place:
Westminster AbbeyHere at Living Unabridged we talked about  Kids in the Kitchen, The Central Task of a Teacher, and What to Read in March.

Don’t forget to enter the Simplified Dinners for New Cook giveaway. There are no hoops to jump through and you can get four entries. This is a great resource for kids or grads or anyone who hasn’t quite learned their way around the kitchen yet (or anyone who’s in a season where they just need some simple meals to get on the table quickly!). And don’t forget you can use the code reallife for 25% off any of the Simplified Dinners cookbooks right now.

Simplified Dinners for New Cooks

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  1. Wow, Thanks!

    This is a great collection; I’ve read several and following to several others :)